6.4 km away
A killer singletrack loop on some of the 'shore's best trails
Severe Mountain Biking
- 8.7 km
- 517 m
- 517 m
A highlights tour of mostly intermediate trails on Mt. Seymour
Mountain Biking Difficult
Along with Fromme, Seymour is one of the crown jewels in the infamous North Vancouver mountain bike scene. It's also slightly more XC friendly than its neighbor to the west. For the first-timer, though, the Seymour trail network can be confusing and easy to get lost in. Following this anti-clockwise loop is a good introduction. With the exception of the top portion of Severed D, all the trails are intermediate or easier.
Riding up Old Buck provides a warm-up for the legs as you cruise up through a pretty section of forest. Turning left, a further grind along the Powerlines trail gets you to the top of the fun stuff. Severed Dick is technical, with several rock and wood features, so take it easy if this is your first time. Most of the drops do have ride-around options if you want a mellower ride. This hooks straight onto John Deer, which is less intimidating and heaps of fun—you could almost call it a flow trail. Expect berms, roots, wooden features and a couple of rock drops.
If you enjoyed John Deer, it's definitely worth heading right on Bridle Path and up to the top again via Cardiac Bypass, Academy Climb, C-Buster, Rapid Transit, Penny Lane, and the excellent Good Sir Martin trails. This extra loop provides some excellent uphill singletrack and the chance to hit John Deer for a second (faster) run now that you know the lines.
Either way, finish up by turning left and following the dual-use Bridle Path trail and Empress Bypass with its armored berms, back to the carpark.
Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.